Period vs Patch - What's the difference?

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Period is a synonym of patch.


As nouns the difference between period and patch

is that period is (obsolete|medicine) the length of time for a disease to run its course while patch is a piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, especially upon an old garment to cover a hole or patch can be (archaic) a paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.

As verbs the difference between period and patch

is that period is (obsolete|intransitive) to come to a period; to conclude while patch is to mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.

As a adjective period

is appropriate for a given historical era.

As a interjection period

is (chiefly|north america) and nothing else; and nothing less; used for emphasis.

period

English

Alternative forms

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Adjective

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  • Appropriate for a given historical era.
  • * 2004 , Mark Singer, Somewhere in America , Houghton Mifflin, page 70:
  • As the guests arrived — there were about a hundred, a majority in period attire — I began to feel out of place in my beige summer suit, white shirt, and red necktie. Then I got over it. I certainly didn't suffer from Confederate-uniform envy.
  • Set in and designed to evoke a particular historical period, especially through the use of elaborate costumes and scenery.
  • Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (chiefly, North America) And nothing else; and nothing less; used for emphasis.
  • When I say "eat your dinner," it means "eat your dinner," period !

    Synonyms

    * (and nothing else) full stop

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, medicine) The length of time for a disease to run its course.
  • An end or conclusion; the final point of a process etc.
  • * , II.3:
  • All comes to one period , whether man make an end of himselfe, or whether he endure it.
  • * Milton
  • So spake the archangel Michael; then paused, / As at the world's great period .
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • evils which shall never end till eternity hath a period
  • * Shakespeare
  • This is the period of my ambition.
  • A period of time in history seen as a single coherent entity; an epoch, era.
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=With some of it on the south and more of it on the north of the great main thoroughfare that connects Aldgate and the East India Docks, St.?Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London.}}
  • (rhetoric) A complete sentence, especially one expressing a single thought or making a balanced, rhythmic whole.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • Periods are beautiful when they are not too long.
  • * 1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
  • that such iron moulds as these shall have autority to knaw out the choicest periods of exquisitest books, and to commit such a treacherous fraud against the orphan remainders of worthiest men after death, the more sorrow will belong to that haples race of men, whose misfortune it is to have understanding.
  • The punctuation mark “. ” (indicating the ending of a sentence or marking an abbreviation).
  • A length of time.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=December 14, author=Steven Morris, work=Guardian
  • , title= Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave , passage=Philip Miles, defending, said: "This was a single instance, there was no allegation of continuing behaviour over a long period of time."}}
  • The length of time during which the same characteristics of a periodic phenomenon recur, such as the repetition of a wave or the rotation of a planet.
  • (obsolete) A specific moment during a given process; a point, a stage.
  • * 1720 , Alexander Pope, translating Homer, Iliad , Book IV (note 125):
  • The Death of Patroclus was the most eminent Period ; and consequently the most proper Time for such Games.
  • Female menstruation.
  • A section of an artist's, writer's (etc.) career distinguished by a given quality, preoccupation etc.
  • Each of the divisions into which a school day is split, allocated to a given subject or activity.
  • (chemistry) A row in the periodic table of the elements.
  • (geology) A subdivision of an era, typically lasting from tens to hundreds of millions of years, see .
  • (genetics) A Drosophila gene which gene product is involved in regulation of the circadian rhythm.
  • * {{quote-journal
  • , title= Antibodies to the period gene product of drosophila reveal diverse tissue distribution and rhythmic changes in the visual system , volume=1, issue=2, page=141, year=1988, date=1 April, journal=Neuron , passage=Polyclonal antibodies were prepared against the period gene product, which influences biological rhythms in D. melanogaster, by using small synthetic peptides from the per sequence as immunogens.}}
  • * 2009 {{cite web
  • , date=20 November 2009 citation , title=Gene Dmel\per, format=Gene Report (database record) , work=FlyBase, publisher=The FlyBase Consortium , language=en, accessdate=7 December, accessyear=2009}}
  • (music) Two phrases (an antecedent]] and a [[consequent phrase, consequent phrase).
  • (math) One of several similar sets of figures or terms usually marked by points or commas placed at regular intervals, as in numeration, in the extraction of roots, and in recurring decimals.
  • Derived terms

    * pseudoperiod, pseudoperiodic

    Synonyms

    * * See also

    Antonyms

    * (length of time of recurrence of a periodic phenomenon) frequency

    See also

    * (punctuation)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To come to a period; to conclude.
  • * Owen Felltham
  • For you may period upon this, that where there is the most pity for others, there is the greatest misery in the party pitied.
  • To put an end to.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Statistics

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    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ---- ==Serbo-Croatian==

    Noun

  • (of time)
  • Declension

    {{sh-decl-noun , period, periodi , perioda, perioda , periodu, periodima , period, periode , periode, periodi , periodu, periodima , periodom, periodima }}

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    patch

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) patche, . Alternatively, perhaps a variant of (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, especially upon an old garment to cover a hole.
  • His sleeves had patches on the elbows where different fabric had been sewn on to replace material that had worn away.
  • A small piece of anything used to repair damage or a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc.
  • I can't afford to replace the roof, which is what it really needs. I'll have the roofer apply a patch .
  • A repair intended to be used for a limited time; (differs from previous usage in that it is intended to be a temporary fix and the size of the repair is irrelevant).
    This usage can mean that the repair is temporary because it is an early but necessary step in the process of properly, completely repairing something,
  • Before you can fix a dam, you have to apply a patch to the hole so that everything can dry off.
    or that it is temporary because it is not meant to last long or will be removed as soon as a proper repair can be made, which will happen in the near future.
    "This patch should hold until you reach the city," the mechanic said as he patted the car's hood.
  • A small, usually contrasting but always somehow different or distinct, part of something else (location, time, size);
  • The world economy had a rough patch in the 1930s.
    The storms last summer washed away parts of the road so we can expect some rough patches up ahead.
    To me, a normal cow is white with black patches , but Sarah's from Texas and most of the cows there have solid brown, black, or red coats.
    Doesn't that patch of clouds looks like a bunny?
    I lost my locket in this patch of grass here.
    When ice skating, be sure to stay away from reeds, there's always thin patches of ice there and you could fall through.
    I never get first place because on track eight, right after you pass the windmill, there's a patch of oil in the road that always gets me.
  • A small piece of black silk stuck on the face or neck to heighten beauty; an imitation beauty mark.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Your black patches you wear variously.
  • (medicine) A piece of material used to cover a wound.
  • (medicine) An adhesive piece of material, impregnated with a drug, which is worn on the skin; the drug being slowly absorbed over a period of time.
  • Many people use a nicotine patch to wean themselves off of nicotine.
  • (medicine) A cover worn over a damaged eye, an eyepatch.
  • He had scratched his cornea so badly that his doctor told him to wear a patch .
  • A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting.
  • (computing) A patch file, a file used for input to a patch program or that describes changes made to a computer file or files, usually changes made to a computer program that fix a programming bug.
  • A small piece of material that is manually passed through a gun barrel to clean it.
  • A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore.
  • A cable connecting two pieces of electrical equipment.
  • A sound setting for a musical synthesizer (originally selected by means of a patch cable).
  • Synonyms
    * (piece of black silk) beauty spot * section, area, blotch, spot, period of time, spell, stretch * diff file
    Derived terms
    * cabbage patch * not a patch on * patch file * patch up * patchwork * patchy

    Verb

    (es)
  • To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
  • *, chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=That concertina was a wonder in its way. The handles that was on it first was wore out long ago, and he'd made new ones of braided rope yarn. And the bellows was patched in more places than a cranberry picker's overalls.}}
  • To mend with pieces; to repair by fastening pieces on.
  • To make out of pieces or patches, like a quilt.
  • To join or unite the pieces of; to patch the skirt.
  • A temporary, removable electronic connection, as one between two components in a communications system.
  • * (rfdate) The Matrix Revolutions , Scene: Starting the Logos, 00:43:09 - 00:43:32
  • [the control panel of hovercraft'' The Logos ''has lit up after being jumped by'' The Hammer]
    Sparky: ''She lives again.''
    Crew member of The Hammer via radio: ''You want us to patch an uplink to reload the software, Sparky?''
    Sparky: ''Yeah, that'd be swell. And can you clean the windshield while you're at it?
  • To repair or arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; – generally with up; as, to patch up a truce.
  • (computing) To make the changes a patch describes; to apply a patch to the files in question. Hence:
  • # To fix or improve a computer program without a complete upgrade.
  • # To make a quick and possibly temporary change to a program.
  • To connect two pieces of electrical equipment using a cable.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    See also

    * diff * diff file

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • (archaic) A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.
  • * 1610 , , act 3 scene 2
  • What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy patch !

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